Everything you need to know for compliant contracting of AV Freelancers.

What is an AV Freelance Management System? & 9 Benefits of Using One

Posted by Gabe Solomon on Mar 10, 2023 4:48:14 PM

Managing freelancers for events can be time-consuming and complicated without the proper tools. Without a system that allows you to onboard new freelancers, negotiate contracts, and schedule them for events, the process of freelance management can add to your stress and make it more difficult to create events that will wow your clients and entertain their audiences.

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Topics: Contracting AV Techs

How to Assign Event Roles with Crew Management Software

Posted by Gabe Solomon on Mar 10, 2023 4:48:05 PM

Producing a successful and entertaining experience requires event management. With the right freelancers on your crew, everything will go as planned and the result is a happy client. The best way to ensure smooth sailing is to choose skilled freelancers and assign them to event roles where they can do their best work.

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Topics: Contracting AV Techs

Our Complete Guide to Workers’ Comp Insurance for AV Freelancers

Posted by Gabe Solomon on Mar 3, 2023 11:00:00 AM

Event production companies often contract AV freelancers to help them with specialized work before, during, and after events. One element of contracting freelancers that can be particularly time-consuming is tracking their workers’ compensation coverage, something that’s required to protect both the freelancers themselves and your company.

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Topics: Workers Comp Insurance

Important Update for AV Technicians regarding Economic Relief Payments

Posted by Gabe Solomon on Apr 13, 2020 2:33:05 PM
Mertzcrew recommends all AV companies share this with all AV Technicians that have worked on projects for them in the past 12 months. This is not spam, a solicitation, or anything we're doing for personal gain.  We just want to help as many AV Technicians as possible.
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Topics: AV Techs, Workforce Intelligence, Crew Management & Scheduling, Workforce Development

AV Freelancer Workers Comp Insurance - Who Pays?

Posted by Gabe Solomon on Apr 24, 2018 4:35:23 PM

When an AV company contracts an AV Freelancer for a project, a question the scheduling team is often asked is "Do they have Workers Comp insurance?" and "Is it the right kind of Workers Comp insurance?" Both questions are extremely important and if they are not answered correctly, could place the AV company at considerable risk. Below are 3 key factors to consider when answering this question.

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5 AV Freelancer Trends For 2018

Posted by Wallace Johnson on Jan 15, 2018 3:53:51 PM


Freelancing in the AV industry is continuing to grow as an integral part to the success of almost every AV company.  In general, freelancing continues to be a growing trend in the US economy with 34% of US workers currently freelancing in some form and this number is expected to grow to 43% by 2020.

 With those stats in mind, AV companies should stay aware of key trends that may affect AV freelancers.  Below are the top 5 trends I anticipate for 2018:



#1.) The Debate About Freelancer Classification And Compliance Will Continue To Be An Issue

Many AV companies know Independent contractor compliance is an important topic and most companies have a general idea of what is required.  However, many AV companies fail to consistently manage and execute a fully-compliant process that aligns with the various state & federal compliance laws.  

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Topics: AV Techs, AV Industry Pro Sessions, Technician Training, Compliance, Workforce Development

Compliance Alert For Nevada AV Techs

Posted by Gabe Solomon on Jan 3, 2018 5:33:14 PM

If you have a project in Las Vegas with your employees or contractors, be sure to check that they have completed the OSHA 10-Hour or 30-Hour General Industry course.

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Topics: AV Techs, Working with Contractors, Event Safety, Compliance

Nationwide Video Training Discount

Posted by Wallace Johnson on Aug 21, 2017 3:28:43 PM




Looking to get technically trained on current Pro AV gear? Come to one of Nationwide Video's Technician Training Courses.

These are syllabus-driven, hands on, interactive workshops taught by industry professionals. Technicians will confidently leave with new repeatable skill sets, and a deep knowledge of the equipment.

  • Each of their expert trainers have from 15-25+ years of Pro AV field experience.
  • Travel and expenses are the responsibility of the trainee.

For more details check out www.nationwidevideo.com/training, or to discuss a custom workshop, send an email to info@subrent.com or call 800-935-2323


If you are registered with Mertzcrew and you select a training program offered by Nationwide Video, you can enjoy 10% off of the cost of the courses!

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Topics: AV Techs, AV Industry Pro Sessions, Technician Training, Workforce Development